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SAGITARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I predict that beginning next summer, many films that are released on DVD will be offered with three different possible endings. Consumers will be able to choose the climax that appeals to them most. This new wrinkle in the entertainment industry will have a parallel in the actual lives of Sagittarians in 2003. I predict that you will come to a crossroad at the tail end of a big adventure, and there you will take a long pause as you decide which way to go in order to complete your journey. Many of you will then try out all three possible endings before committing to one.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I predict that marijuana will eventually be legalized for no other reason than that the government needs the money gained from taxing and selling it in state-run stores. Similarly, you Capricorns will be tempted in 2003 to set aside certain long-held opinions or traditions in order to be available for new financial opportunities. It's not my job to tell you whether it's right or wrong for you to do that; I just want you to be fully prepared for the choice you'll be facing.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I've been having dreams about rock star Eminem. In one, my mom beat Eminem's mom at arm wrestling. In another, he took me to the house in Detroit where he lived as a child, which happened to be next door to where I grew up. In a third, Eminem and I collaborated on a music CD that was loved by the critics but shunned by consumers. What do these dreams mean? Since Eminem is the celebrity whose influence I regard as the most contrary to mine, my unconscious mind may be suggesting that I should deal more proactively with those I disagree with. Or maybe I'm being shown that my adversaries and I have similarities that I've been unwilling to acknowledge. I bring this up, Aquarius, because my analysis of 2003's omens reveals that you, too, should identify the person who is most unlike you in the world?your Eminem?and ask the same questions I am.
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): At a recent workshop, facilitator James Baraz told the following story. A woman came to a Buddhist teacher seeking advice about a certain problem. The teacher made a wise recommendation, but the woman objected that she couldn't follow it because of another problem she had. The teacher offered a second solution, which the woman also rejected, saying it would be impossible to carry out because of yet another difficulty. Once more the teacher described a course of action she could take to minimize the original dilemma, and the woman named yet another problem that would prevent her from implementing it. Finally the teacher ended the conversation, saying, "When your intention to change is greater than your intention to stay the same, then you will change."
Homework: For five minutes, visualize the best possible thing that could happen to you in 2003. Then spend an hour carrying out a task that'll lead to the best possible thing actually occurring. www.freewillastrology.com.